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  1. "Before, he fought every day with the horse and with me": reducing violence in a Guatemalan community through a horse-handling program

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    | Contributor(s):: J.L. Gibbons, C.A. Cunningham, L. Paiz, K.E. Poelker, M.A. Montufar Cardenas

    Community and family violence are endemic in Guatemala. We evaluated the effectiveness of a horse-handling program to reduce violent attitudes and aggressive behavior. Eighteen community members who worked with horses in their daily lives (16 men, 2 women, ages 15 to 58) participated in four...

  2. "Do not choose as I do!" - Dogs avoid the food that is indicated by another dog's gaze in a two-object choice task

    | Contributor(s):: Balint, A., Farago, T., Meike, Z., Lenkei, R., Miklosi, A., Pongracz, P.

    Family dogs successfully follow human-given cues in a two-object choice test. However, whether this ability has any roots in dog-dog visual communication, has been seldom investigated. We designed a test where a video-projected, life-sized dog 'demonstrator' provided directional cues for the...

  3. "Gift giving" by wild bottle-nose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) to humans at a wild dolphin provisioning program, Tangalooma, Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Holmes, B. J., Neil, D. T.

    Since 1992, wild dolphin provisioning has occurred on a nightly basis at Tangalooma, a resort located on Moreton Island, Australia. Each evening at dusk up to 12 bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) are provided with fish in a regulated provisioning program. Since July 1998, biologists managing...

  4. "Support your local invasive species": animal protection rhetoric and nonnative species

    | Contributor(s):: Seymour, M.

  5. "Toddlers & tiaras": pets and kids can live together-safely!

    | Contributor(s):: Curtis, T. M.

    2020116-1169781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishCollege of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida, USA.curtist@ufl.edutext

  6. "What do animals mean to you?": naming and relating to nonhuman animals

    | Contributor(s):: Sealey, A., Charles, N.

  7. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    | Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

    Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...

  8. #SaveBenjy: sexuality, queer animals, and Ireland

    | Contributor(s):: McLoughlin, E.

    This paper explores the #SaveBenjy Crowdfunder campaign to save a Charolais bull in the Republic of Ireland who expressed sexual interest only in weanling bulls and not the heifers he was expected to impregnate. The prominence and popularity of #SaveBenjy is anything but coincidental. In May...

  9. 'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Harding, S.

  10. 'Goats that stare at men' - revisited: do dwarf goats alter their behaviour in response to eye visibility and head direction of a human?

    | Contributor(s):: Nawroth, C., Borell, E. von, Langbein, J.

    Being able to recognise when one is being observed by someone else is thought to be adaptive during cooperative or competitive events. In particular for prey species, this ability should be of use in the context of predation. A previous study reported that goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) alter...

  11. A case for a naturalistic perspective: response to Lawrence and Bekoff

    | Contributor(s):: Paxton, D. W.

    The author responds to commentaries on his original paper noting that "The paper is about questions, not answers. The orthodoxanswer in urban animal management — responsible pet ownership — is really the target of the naturalistic perspective. The paper requests urban authorities to always ask...

  12. A case for a naturalistic perspective: response to Paxton

    | Contributor(s):: Lawrence, E. A.

    The author "suggest[s] that one of the most appropriate existing explanations of the human–animal bond is the idea of biophilia — the presence of an innate tendency of human beings to relate to and affiliate with other forms of life."

  13. A close keeper-nonhuman animal distance does not reduce undesirable behavior in contact yard goats and sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, U. S., Maple, T. L., Bloomsmith, M. A.

    This study investigated the relation between zookeeper-nonhuman animal distance and the undesirable behaviour that goats and sheep exhibited toward visitors of Zoo Atlanta's (Georgia, USA) contact yard. It hypothesized that a close distance between keeper and animal would be associated with a...

  14. A companion animal in a work simulation: the roles of task difficulty and prior companion-animal guardianship in state anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, A., Strickland, O.

  15. A comparison of attachment levels of adopters of cats: fee-based adoptions versus free adoptions

    | Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Gramann, S.

    Nonhuman animal welfare professionals have been critical of adoption programs that do not charge a fee for adult cats, despite the high euthanasia rate for cats due to a reported lack of homes. The argument against the free cat adoptions cites a devaluation of the cat, which may affect the...

  16. A comparison of Bahamian cat and dog caregivers on New Providence

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    This article offers the first comparison of actions and attitudes of Afro-Caribbean caregivers who keep only cats or only dogs. A total of 330 Bahamian caregivers found that women primarily keep cats; men primarily keep dogs. Cat keepers were more attached to their companion animals but no more...

  17. A comparison of empathy for humans and empathy for animals

    | Contributor(s):: Angantyr, M., Eklund, J., Hansen, E. M.

    Although there is a substantial body of research on inter-human empathy and inter-animal empathy, there is a dearth of research comparing humans' empathic reactions to humans and animals. To address this issue, three experiments were conducted in which participants read a scenario about a human...

  18. A comprehensive study of dog bites in Spain, 1995-2004

    | Contributor(s):: Rosado, Belcbn, Garcca-Belenguer, Sylvia, Lecdn, Marta, Palacio, Jorge

  19. A conceptual model of the human-animal relationships dynamics during newborn handling on cow-calf operation farms

    | Contributor(s):: Costa, F. de O., Valente, T. S., Toledo, L. M. de, Ambrosio, L. A., Campo, M. del, Costa, M. J. R. P. da

  20. A critical review of horse-related risk: a research agenda for safer mounts, riders and equestrian cultures

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    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, K., McGreevy, P., McManus, P.

    While the importance of improving horse-related safety seems self-evident, no comprehensive study into understanding or reducing horse-related risk has been undertaken. In this paper, we discuss four dimensions of horse-related risk: the risk itself, the horse, the rider and the culture in which...